Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

15:50 PM (Yesterday) Awards

A community of tourism businesses working together to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

PdotO releases most successful single Move Over

15:39 PM (Yesterday) Media News

Move Over is officially the second single off PdotO’s upcoming album The Devil'z Playground. This song is a follow up single after the first single Burn featuring Red Button which was released in April 2014.

Zip Zap Circus invited to perform for Society for Performing Arts Nigeria

15:28 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Cape Town’s very own social circus, Zip Zap, has been invited to showcase their world-class performance skills to 350 international businesses, expatriates and Nigerian guests in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April 2015.

Dynamic road signs could reduce pedestrian deaths

15:19 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
A recent US report has revealed that a pedestrian loses their life every two hours on American roads. Back home, and according to Arrive Alive, approximately 35-40% of road deaths in South Africa are pedestrian deaths. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

African Public Relations Association conference speakers announced

14:59 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
As the 27th edition of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) conference gathers momentum, more renowned speakers have joined the league of facilitators for the conference scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 May in Yaoundé in Cameroon.

Support needed from African stakeholders for Ebola vaccine

14:40 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Ebola vaccine trial currently underway in Sierra Leone and commitment from African business and the support of international governments and agencies is needed to get the number of Ebola cases to zero in the near future, says Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, the African Union Commission’s (AU) commissioner for Social Affairs.

Winners of the 2015 Naledi Theatre Awards announced

14:16 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Aubrey Sekhabi’s emotive production, Marikana – The Musical has swept the boards at the South African Naledi Theatre Awards.

2015 Rhino Conservation Awards to honour rangers on the front-line

14:04 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
According to a recent article written by photojournalist, Scott Ramsay, rhino poaching in South Africa is at record levels, with more than 1215 having been killed in 2014.

Date announced for Savanna Newcomer Award showcase

11:27 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
On Sunday, 31 May at the iconic Soweto Theatre, the country’s top up-and-coming comedians battle it out on stage to be nominated for this year’s Savanna Newcomer Award.

The Times and TimesLive launches 3rd annual Press Ad Challenge

11:02 AM (2 Days ago) Advertising News

The Times has announced the launch of its third annual Creative Press Ad Challenge, which for the first year will include a digital component. Running between Tuesday, 21 April and Thursday, 21 May, a total of 21 free ads valued at R97 000 each will be given away.

#VoteChicken or #VoteBurger for Nandos' Freedom Day meal

10:55 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
It’s a tough choice: a quarter chicken and regular chips or a chicken burger and regular chips. A tough, tough choice. But consumers are going to have to make it ahead of Monday, 27 April if they're going to cash in on Nando’s amazing Freedom Day promotion.

Oxford University Press launches 'Every child deserves a dictionary' campaign

10:42 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
In celebrating 100 years of contributing to education in South Africa, Oxford University Press Southern Africa (OUPSA) has launched its flagship centenary campaign: 'Every child deserves a dictionary'.

Burson-Marsteller launches Keeping it Real corporate purpose report

10:32 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, has launched a new study which, for the first time, identifies the key drivers of authentic corporate purpose.

Deadline for Responsible Drinking Media Awards entries extended

9:05 AM (2 Days ago) Awards

brandhouse has announced that entries for the 2015 Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) will now close on Friday, 8 May 2015. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 2 June in Johannesburg.

WESSA opposes coal mine

8:06 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) is deeply concerned about the renewed attempt by Ibutho Coal to develop an anthracite coal mine right on the boundary of the world-renown Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

Oneplan announces hip replacement sponsorship on air

8:00 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News

Oneplan Health Insurance and their underwriters, Zurich, recently announced on national radio that the company would sponsor Aubrey Moherane, a patient in need of a hip replacement who was told to come back for treatment in seven years time.

IAB SA reveals the beating heart of digital South Africa

6:46 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Day by day, what are the stories that most powerfully attract and engage South Africa’s internet users? How can brands, in the moment, find out what these stories are, react to their impact and start interesting conversations with consumers?

HealthEngage proves successful for Health24 advertisers and consumers

16:06 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
In 2014, Health24 launched HealthEngage, a ground breaking new section to their website that runs on a sponsorship model rather than traditional run-of-site advertising (ROS).

5 reasons to use cloud computing in a small business

15:53 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion

Cloud computing is the buzzword of the moment and many small business owners are starting to get excited about its promise. From a few early adopters, the cloud is now ready to burst into the mainstream of the SME market. This is according to Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA.

Choccywoccydoohdah is the cake shop to the stars

15:49 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The staff at Brighton cake shop Choccywoccydoohdah are ambitious: not only do their creations often resemble Gaudí monuments, but they count Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Johnny Depp among their clients.

Old Mutual launches its own digital radio station

15:26 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Radio convergence agency Ultimate Media have created South Africa’s very first client-owned digital radio station. Old Mutual Live is a digital radio station which gives relevant and up-to-date content on a weekly basis to runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine.

SIMONSAYS communications to look after Graffiti's PR needs

15:09 PM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
SIMONSAYS communications has been appointed by South Africa’s leading vehicle branding company – Graffiti – as its communications agency.

Finalists for African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

14:58 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
A tented camp set on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, an eco-lodge in the Gambia, and a whole cluster of businesses in South Africa dedicated to responsible tourism are among the organisations selected as finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

Mrs Brown's Boys conjures up Father Ted and The Royle Family

14:55 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Brendan O'Carroll is Ireland's most-wanted comedian, and his biggest success is Mrs Brown.

Assist247 boasts 1.5 million unique users per year

14:47 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
It seems incomprehensible that only 15 years ago, the Internet was still in its infancy in South Africa, and that its potential to revolutionise marketing and media to the extent it has would have been considered something of a fallacy.

Carte Blanche investigates the deeper issues behind the recent attacks in Durban

14:08 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 19 April at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigate deeper issues behind the xenophobic attacks in Durban, how Isis is luring youngsters in, black market diamonds and a look into home schooling.

First-ever talk show for National Geographic Channel: StarTalk

14:05 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
National Geographic Channel is set to premiere its first-ever talk show, StarTalk, where show host and prominent astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with world-renowned cultural luminaries across science, entertainment and politics, like Christopher Nolan, George Takei and Richard Dawkins.

ITWeb Digital Economy Summit promises insight

13:53 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News

The digital economy has arrived. No matter what business you are in, your world is changing because digital is rewriting the rules. So says Neil Jacobsohn, CEO of FutureWorld and keynote speaker at ITWeb's inaugural Digital Economy Summit, which takes place on Tuesday, 21 April at in Johannesburg.


Out of Home advertising to soar when TV turns digital

13:33 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Out of Home advertising is the umbrella under which cross media advertising campaigns assemble.

Years and Years perform on the next Graham Norton Show

13:22 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
In the next episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Tuesday, 21 April at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv, Norton welcomes Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci, star of screen and stage Kim Cattrall, comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, and British band Years and Years.

HOUDT collaborates with top SA artists, illustrators for its latest cellphone cover range

13:12 PM (3 Days ago) Design News
Renowned South African lifestyle and accessory brand, HOUDT, gets ready to launch a limited collaborative cellphone cover range with seven top South African artists and illustrators.

Mimecast launches new Secure Messaging service for sharing sensitive information

13:04 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Mimecast has announced a new service to help employees confidently send and receive sensitive or confidential information via email.

Digital Transformation – What does it mean?

12:49 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
If you are wondering why the concept of digital transformation has been pushed into the limelight only now in 2015, you are not alone. So says Megan Hollis, head of Strategy and Social Media at Techsys Digital.

The Backpacker Intern: Creative ideas in exchange for food and board

10:13 AM (3 Days ago) In Focus
Everyone is looking for a big creative idea. An idea that stands out. One that marks you as different. Unique. How about this then: backpacking the world while offering your creative services free of charge. All you ask for in exchange is food and lodging. It’s what Mark van der Heijden, a Dutch creative, decided to do.

Why your brand should be emailing newsletters

9:18 AM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk

Marketers and digital strategists agree; if you’re not sending out newsletters to your customers you are missing out. “Sending out a newsletter via email is the way that a brand can connect with their customers in a direct and personal way,” says Vera Romano, marketing manager at Everlytic.

NASA’s Hubble telescope to be the focus of new National Geographic programme

8:54 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Since launching, NASA’s most famous space telescope has beamed stunning images of spectacular galaxies, exploding stars and vast nebulae back to Earth and revolutionised everyone’sunderstanding of the universe.

Please Call Me music show receives a revamp

8:44 AM (3 Days ago) Media News

Mzansi Magic’s interactive live music show, Please Call Me, just got a new look plus the addition of Bob Mabena and Thembi Seete to the presenter line-up.

RwandAir turns to to get the word out about its new route

8:31 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
To launch its new three-times-a-week route from Johannesburg to Lusaka, RwandAir is advertising on the highly successful® in Zambia.

SANRAL introduces its magazine, By The Way

8:30 AM (3 Days ago) Media News

By the Way is a bi-monthly publication by the South African Roads Agency (SANRAL). It is a full colour magazine aimed at all users of South Africa’s national roads.

PUMA announces partnership with the Wings for Life World Run

7:54 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
PUMA has partnered with Wings for Life World Run, confirming a multi-year partnership that kicks off in May. This event enables runners to compete simultaneously around the world from 35 locations, running as far as they can before a moving finish line, called the Catcher Car, overtakes them.

Your brand is more than a hashtag

7:23 AM (3 Days ago) Opinion
One of the most important things to get right in your social media monitoring strategy is to track the correct keywords in order to get a clear picture of social sentiment about your brand, product and services. So says Gordon Geldenhuys, head of social media and insights at 25AM.

AKA and Duncan to perform live collab at SAMAs XXI

15:54 PM (3 Days ago) Awards

Moving Tactics uses EYE-Fi touch table technology at Vodacom VIP Lounge

15:47 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Guests visiting the Vodacom VIP Lounge were treated to an unique digital experience during the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival as Moving Tactics Digital Impact, the leading South African digital signage solutions company, were employed to supply bespoke EYE-Fi touch tables through which they could share their experiences of the evening in real time.

WeatherTRAC gives marketers the power of true location-based mobile

14:41 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Winter is around the corner and that means an increase in seasonal shopping habits. Coffee, hot chocolate, cold and flu medication and vitamins all experience a sales spike in the winter season.

Five tips to creating ‘apps’ that perform

14:18 PM (4 Days ago) Opinion
Today’s business environment is recognising that ‘communication’ is key to driving business performance. So says Lorraine Steyn, CEO of Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS).

Mzansi Magic evicts two housemates after incident of sexual misconduct

13:15 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Mzansi Magic is continuing to investigate the recent incident in the Big Brother house.

Chaka Khan and Louie Vega to perform at DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

12:58 PM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Multiple award-winning Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan, and the godfather of the house music scene 'Little' Louie Vega are the headline acts at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, which takes place at Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand on Saturday, 6 June.

CareerJunction finds Gauteng salaries 20-30% higher than Western Cape and KZN

12:23 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

Gauteng salaries are 20-30% higher than Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal salaries. This is according to CareerJunction’s latest salary review, which is based on actual salary offerings on the website.

Liqui-Fruit sponsors the Absa Cape Epic for the third time

10:57 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

For the third time Liqui-Fruit was the official fruit juice and water sponsor of the Absa Cape Epic which took place in March. Liqui-Fruit’s fun and vibrant brand personality not only aligns well with this dynamic event, but brought a nothing-but-fruit nutritional boost to the riders,” says Beverly Wilson, Liqui-Fruit’s senior brand manager.

Arcade Content’s Lebogang Rasethaba gets SA dancing with his latest work

10:55 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
Arcade Content’s Lebogang Rasethaba has found his rhythm with two brand films about South African dance culture. Rasethaba directed an eight-minute documentary on the Johannesburg leg of Boiler Room and Ballantine’s Stay True tour, which has taken the brands from Chile to Mexico to South Africa so far, with Russia next up.
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